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Vegetation Index from Lake Baikal, Russia, to Mongolia

51.5N 107.1E

August 8th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Russia - July 17th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index in Russian Siberia, near Lake Baikal (upper left quadrant) during the northern hemisphere summer. The index is generally good (green) around the lake and throughout most of the image.

However, photosynthetic activity decreases to low (yellow) as one moves south into Mongolia and east to the right edge of the image. Some areas of high activity (rusty red) can be observed along the forested slopes of the mountains near Lake Baikal.

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